Help with ID of salvia, please.

justkristy(8TX)May 6, 2012

Got a small plant from a plant swap, that has really grown, and very deep blue. It's about 3 feet high in my garden.

The flash pictures kind of make it look washed out.

Any ideas?


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i believe it "black and blue". i have it and love it!!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 12:22AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

I agree. I need to get another one for this house. I had forgotten about them.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 9:43AM
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Yes to black and blue, and I want some too!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 11:07AM
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Yep... Salvia guaranitica

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 12:28PM
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Thanks to all for helping me name this. I had no idea it would get so tall...almost smothering some daylilies planted there.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 8:03PM
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I have read that in some areas where this is hardy (it isn't for me) that self-seeding can be a problem. You might want to check around with other local gardeners who grow it or keep it deadheaded as a precaution. Otherwise, it's a great plant. Keep an eye and ear out for hummingbirds since this is one of their favorite plants in my garden. I tend to plant it where I can see it from inside the house as well as when I am on the patio or working in the garden.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 8:17PM
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Salvia Black and Blue is a hummingbird magnet. It is one of my gotta-have-it plants. It should be perennial in your zone.

If yours gets too big, just whack it back a little. It won't mind.


    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 3:18PM
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